Night's Child (Sweep Series #15) [NOOK Book]

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Twenty years ago, Morgan Rowlands was the most powerful young bloodwitch to come around in generations - making magickal discoveries, facing and conquering unimaginable evil, and surviving a devastating betrayal. Her daughter, fifteen-year-old Moira, knows there's more to her mother's past than she's been told. And the secrets that lie in Morgan's heart could destroy Moira's entire world. When Moira learns two painful truths about her family, she begins to put the puzzle ...
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Night's Child (Sweep Series #15)

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Overview

Twenty years ago, Morgan Rowlands was the most powerful young bloodwitch to come around in generations - making magickal discoveries, facing and conquering unimaginable evil, and surviving a devastating betrayal. Her daughter, fifteen-year-old Moira, knows there's more to her mother's past than she's been told. And the secrets that lie in Morgan's heart could destroy Moira's entire world. When Moira learns two painful truths about her family, she begins to put the puzzle together - and realizes that someone close to her is in grave danger.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lisette Baez
Fifteen-year-old, Moira Byrne, is the daughter of the most powerful witch, Morgan Rowlands. Moira is on a journey of conquering evil and her own fears as family secrets are unleashed. Moira faces betrayal, teenage love, and the many facets of friendship along with understanding the intricate relationships amongst family. This coming-of-age story is relatable to readers especially through Moira's relationship with her mother Morgan and her best friends Tess and Vita. The book opens with an intriguing prologue detailing an event from Morgan Rowlands' past. It provides great insight for the reader as he or she delves into the story of a more modern world seen through the eyes of her daughter, Moira. The author initially captivates the reader creating a plot of deep balance and multidimensional characters. It is a great series for young adults. This the fifteenth book of the "Sweep" series. Reviewer: Lisette Baez
Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Moira Byrne, the 15-year-old daughter of the powerful witch Morgan of Belwicket, is faced with devastating family secrets, horrible forces, blossoming love, and possible betrayal in the 15th book of the series. Learning of her heritage, Moira gains insight and strength to conquer her fears, defeat evil, and face the future. This coming-of-age story succeeds because of balance. No one element overshadows another. The characters are well drawn and readers will empathize and agonize with Moira and Morgan's experiences and relationships with each other and the other figures in the book. The sturdy plot moves toward a satisfactory and sigh-of-relief conclusion. The mood and tension are skillfully sustained throughout, and the integration of factual information enhances the character development. The conversational tone of the writing makes this story highly readable and engaging. A good choice for fans of the series as well as those new to it.-Molly S. Kinney, Peach Public Libraries, Fort Valley, GA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101162798
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/23/2009
  • Series: Sweep Series , #15
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 97,012
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 332 KB

Meet the Author

Cate Tiernan lives in Durham, North Carolina.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2003

    Welllllllllllllllll..... Don't hate me. I just found this book to be dissapointing...

    Don't get me wrong. I love Tiernan and her books. She is truly a talented writer. However, I feel that she was just struggling to write another Sweep book when the series was finished with. I thought the last book (full circle)was a great way to end the series, with Morgan going off to Europe and all. I wanted more. And that's how you want a series to end. You want to have your own thoughts about what happens to the characters. I know, I know, some stories have epilogues and it actually turns out well, but adding another book to this series just didn't work for me. It didn't fit. I felt the series was done, completed, and whole. And then she just adds this whole new book with an entirely different plot line (I mean different bad guys, folks. All the people were new and you barely knew them from before. Some, not at all). I think Cate would do better just starting a new series with whole new characters.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2010

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    LOVE THIS WHOLE SERIES!

    This is the 15th book in the Sweep series. I've read the other 14 but it's been at least a couple years(the library finally got this one in).Night's Child takes place after Morgan is out of high school.She has left America and has started a new life in Ireland to put the coven back together that her birth mother had belonged to. She loses her soulmate Hunter in an accident. Now skip ahead 16 years and she's still living in Ireland widowed(she married a man named Colm who dies in a car accident) with a 15 year old daughter and faces new evils that she thought she had escaped forever in America.We see the story throught two characters,Morgan and her daughter Moira. This book basically ties all the pieces together in the series so we're not left wondering what happens long after the 14th book.Morgan learns things aren't what she thought and Moira learns the true powers of her mom(one of the most powerful witches walking the earth) If you're a fan of the Sweep series already then chances are you'll like this book. I love the Sweep series it's been on of my favorites for the past 7 years.I liked this book,it satisfied me and gave me what I wanted to know.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2008

    Night's Child (Sweep Series #15)

    I thought that this was a great way to end the series. I'm so sad thats it over. I admit to crying alot through this book. Morgan and Hunter are up with Romeo and Juliet for me. LOVED IT!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2009

    Best Ever

    I really liked this book, it was sad but emotionally strong as well and I cried a bunch of times :( but this series still rocked my socks!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2007

    NO WAY!

    This book was the third best in the series! I loved it! I wish Cate Tiernan would write a sequel to this particular book! In the beginning this book made me cry it was so sad because of all Morgan suffers. then the end made me want to scream and laugh it was a good ending!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    Amazing -

    Cate Tiernan had me from book #1. I could never put the any of the books down I would open them up and start reading as soon as I had it in my hands, and every time I finished one I had my mom rush me to the book store to get the next one in the series. I love every character and I love how I always felt like I was really inside the story like I was watching through there eyes everything that was going on. I cried I laughed I smiled these books were really something and I could never stop talking about them. Every time I got one of the books I would tell my friends not to bother calling me because I'd be in a whole different world while I was reading and I wouldn't be outside for a day or two. Cate Tiernan is really a truly amazing writer and I liked these books better then I liked the Twilight series and thats a hard thing to accomplish. I highly recommend you read this series if you haven't already.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2010

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    What a Way to End a Tail

    I have read this entire series and the whole series rocked. My whole family had to deal with my excitement through the whole thing. In this last book, I was planning to slow down and savor it but as the story took off I found that I couldn't put it down. Usually as you continue through a series they get more and more laid back but not the case here. I laughed, I cried, I was ready to read it all over again. The only thing that bothered me was I had a couple questions about how things turned out for some of the characters from the other books and found there was no follow up to them, Alyssa being one of them and she was only mentioned twice, so I still don't know what happened with her uncontrollable telekinesis. Still I loved it. I am just sorry to see it end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2009

    Must Read Series

    The entire Sweep Series is fantastic. I even loved the books that were not told by Morgan. I have to admit my least favorite of the whole series was Night's Child. I felt Hunter was made to be too weak and I didn't like every other chapter being told from the daugher's point of view. I felt that going from 17 to 37 was a huge jump and there could of been so much more told if broken down.
    I recommend the entire series and book #5, #6, and #7 are my favorites.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2009

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    the best end for an emotional series

    it killed me to read the proluge and continue because i didnt want to believe it. the the ending made it all better. with the difficult life she has had as a teen and being who she is makes this last book so fitting that it shouldnt be happily ever after after high school. but this book finally gives her that and with perfect timing. and of course there is a dangerous adventure for her to arrive there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2008

    WOW!!!

    I love this book so far! I'm not wiccan but I'm so interested in it. I love the story line in all the books. It keeps you wanting more, but sometimes thats a bad thing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2003

    DONT HATE ME..

    to be honest...i was very disappointed with this book. dont get me wrong i still liked it. It was just that i was expecting better. I do recomend this book to everyone it's just if you were expecting a smashing sequal to the 14th book..this isn't it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2003

    Cate does it again!

    Cate really outdid herself with Night's Child! Night's Child takes place twenty years after the last book, full circle. It tells the point of view of Morgan and her daughter. I absolutely loved this book and I hope Cate writes another sweep book, thought this is most likely her last!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2003

    Great, but not what I was expecting

    I had been waiting SO long for this book to come out, and I was so happy when I was finally able to bring it home and read it. Afterwards, I felt kind of disappointed with the result. Most of the old coven from Widow's Vale is only mentioned, and I was so mad! I wanted to see everybody again! I wanted to know what was going on! I mean, if you're going to shove us many years into the future, you should at least fluff ist up a bit... Even though a lot of my characters were gone...(sigh)... I still loved this book. All the elements of Sweep were there, and I was glad that it was so long (though many of the parts with Moira are tedious and slightly pointless...it would have been better with Morgan as the MAIN character). I only wish that this series would keep going! I'm going to miss it so much! Hats off to Cate Tiernan!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    PS

    I am aching to know what happens with Alyssa and her (possibly) miurn beatha dan! or however it is you spell it. (I have a terrible memory at times.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Yep

    Love

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Great series

    I read the reviews of others when buying this book. I had read that #15 would only ruin the series. I was very hesitant, but knew I would read it, because who comes this far and not finish? To me this was the most well written book of the series. It does take you ahead 20 years, has some sad parts and some parts you would like to re-write, but I thought it ended well,(at least the way I wanted it to). I will def. re-read this series one day!!

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    love them

    i love her books id recommend it to anyone!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2011

    AMAZING!!!!

    One of the best series iv ever read!

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    Loved this series .Highly recommend

    As an adult reader I am a little leary about reading young adult series because of the teen drama; however, this series seems to miss much of that. The character interaction & story line makes the reader crave more. The stories are short and easy to read making them a nice relaxing activity. The story focuses on several high school students who learn about Wicca and ultimately each other through high school into adulthood. The primary narrator is one young woman -Morgan- who learns her life is not what she had been raised to believe and that Wicca has a deeper meaning in her life than most.
    This book is #15 in the series and is narrated by the daughter of Morgan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2011

    Loved this series

    I could not put the books xown. Stayed up late at night and immediately went ro next book. Really glad Hunter was saved, cried when I rhoufht Morgan had indeed been killed! What a food ending. Will there be any more in this series. Would like to read MORGAN AND HUNTER finally wed, Moira initiated.

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